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 Post subject: Klipsch What Happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:13 am 
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A while back when someone said high quality speakers you thought Klipsch. Klipsch use to dominate the list for best speakers. Now Logitech is the one dominating the chart for best speaker. I’m just curious on why Klipsch isn’t number one anymore. Does Klipsch have some secret project, or are they fresh out of ideas?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:57 am 
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A while back when someone said high quality speakers you thought Klipsch. Klipsch use to dominate the list for best speakers. Now Logitech is the one dominating the chart for best speaker. I’m just curious on why Klipsch isn’t number one anymore. Does Klipsch have some secret project, or are they fresh out of ideas?


I haven't tested the Logitechs, but I noticed Klipsch doesn't have the ergonomics that the Logitechs have.

As far as the Klipsch 2.1 promedias go, the highs are a bit muted by default and needed a treble boost through software. The midrange isn't as detailed as I'd like. The lows are okay, but the sub doesn't deliver the sort of extention I'd like. I ended up returning them to BestBuy after *ahem* evaluating them for 30 days.

::shrugs::

Klipsch is an overrated name, IMO. There are better speakers out there for the same money-- and this is true for both PC and home audio.

They used to have some of the best speakers on the market... but times have changed.

I'd like to see what Maximum PC thinks of Swan multimedia speakers (see listings @ Newegg.com). They look stellar.


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 Post subject: Re: Klipsch What Happened?
PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:32 am 
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malebolgia wrote:
A while back when someone said high quality speakers you thought Klipsch. Klipsch use to dominate the list for best speakers. Now Logitech is the one dominating the chart for best speaker. I’m just curious on why Klipsch isn’t number one anymore. Does Klipsch have some secret project, or are they fresh out of ideas?


Klipsch still makes fantastic products and their speakers are arguably better sounding than the Z680's. But the Z680s have an integrated DD encoder, better ergonomics, and then there's this issue:

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDe ... 105&depa=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproductde ... 106&DEPA=1

The Z680s are 25% less expensive.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:46 am 
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those crazy alien like speakers screwed them over...they sucked. so that is when logitech took the lead. as far as i know, klipsh never got back ahead in the speaker area


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:51 am 
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IMO, all computer speakers are not capable of satisfying a true audiophile as far as music and movies go.

they emphasize the trebles and bass too much so you don't get the true sound.


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IMO, all computer speakers are not capable of satisfying a true audiophile as far as music and movies go.

they emphasize the trebles and bass too much so you don't get the true sound.


Computer speakers, IMO, arent meant to satisfy true audiophiles :)


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Computer speakers, IMO, arent meant to satisfy true audiophiles :)


::shrugs::

There's so much distortion and noise from a computer, an audiophile solution would be pointless.

I think there should be emphasis on the highs and the midrange... there's too much emphasis on the lows... not that lows are bad, but any good speaker should have a well-tuned midrange.


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SomeGuy wrote:
Computer speakers, IMO, arent meant to satisfy true audiophiles :)


::shrugs::

There's so much distortion and noise from a computer, an audiophile solution would be pointless.

I think there should be emphasis on the highs and the midrange... there's too much emphasis on the lows... not that lows are bad, but any good speaker should have a well-tuned midrange.


I agree, sometimes it's hard to hear voices through all the bass when Im watching movies.

But in games, bass kicks ass :)


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I agree, sometimes it's hard to hear voices through all the bass when Im watching movies.

But in games, bass kicks ass :)


true dat...


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I agree, sometimes it's hard to hear voices through all the bass when Im watching movies.


What speaker set do you have?

["But in games, bass kicks ass"]

Not always. When I lived in the dorms, people were just playing Diablo 2... but it sounded like furnature being thrown around.

There's a cut-off point for almost everything =P


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i have the logitech Z680 and im really happy with it. sound pretty good and i like the digital decoding. its pretty loud and i really like it. i have my speakers hook to the dvd and when i watch a dvd movie, the sound is really good.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:07 am 
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Something I would like to share about Klipsch.
I’ve owned a set of Promedia 5.1 THX speakers since Jan. 2002. About two weeks ago, we had a big thunder storm and the next day my Kilpsch’s were as quiet as church mice. I deduced the amp was fried or an internal fuse was blown. Called Kilpsch about the cost of a replacement amp and info concerning internal fuse. To my surprise, all they said to me was “box em up, send em back, and we’ll send you a set of new Ultra 5.1's as we no longer make the Promedia 5.1 THX speakers. Four days later my Ultra 5.1’s where singing as sweet as my old (out of warranty) THX’s. Klipsch buy line is “A LEGEND IN SOUND!!!!!” I would like to add to that “A LEGEND IN SERVICE AND SUPPORT”

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IMO, all computer speakers are not capable of satisfying a true audiophile as far as music and movies go.


Take if from a guy who has owned $2000.00+ each professional studio monitors. If you are not getting TRUE audiophile quality from your Klipsch’s you need to spend some money on better sound cards, better eq equipment, and better room acoustics. The Klipsch speaker faithfully reproduces input with astonishing accurate efficiency. Audiophile quality in = audiophile quality out with Klipsch and most top of the ladder high end speakers today.

No company other than Klipsch will ever see a speaker dollar from me.
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innerworks wrote:
If you are not getting TRUE audiophile quality from your Klipsch’s you need to spend some money on better sound cards, better eq equipment, and better room acoustics. The Klipsch speaker faithfully reproduces input with astonishing accurate efficiency. Audiophile quality in = audiophile quality out with Klipsch and most top of the ladder high end speakers today.


Sorry, but you're wrong. Klipsch are performance speakers, not reference or monitor speakers... and there are more accurate speakers for the money.

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Take if from a guy who has owned $2000.00+ each professional studio monitors.


Speakers make not the audiophile.

["No company other than Klipsch will ever see a speaker dollar from me"]

Sheep.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:00 pm 
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I use the monsoon audio speakers (out of business unfortunately). The sound quality I will match them head to head against any klipsch speaker any day. I have done head to head comparisons, and the monsoons are far superior at resolving.


The swan multimedia speakers look nice, I seem to remember a good writeup about them by TAS last year. I haven't heard them however.


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I agree with innerworks that the sound quality has a lot to do with the sound card, but Klipsch is not the best of the best anymore. Too bad Infinity doesn't make PC speakers...


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deject wrote:
I agree with innerworks that the sound quality has a lot to do with the sound card


This is part of it... but not most of it :)

deject wrote:
Too bad Infinity doesn't make PC speakers...


I'm not entirely familiar with Infinity's offerings, but it'd be nice if PC speakers weren't so... "pre-packaged" and untweakable.

Maybe I'm asking too much :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:02 pm 
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infinity makes some of the best home theater speakers around...


(and at $4000 each for front speakers they better be!)


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deject wrote:
infinity makes some of the best home theater speakers around... (and at $4000 each for front speakers they better be!)


I'm not entirely sure about that... Infinity isn't exactly end-all material.

Some up and coming names...

Axiom
Onix
Swan

If you want to get ridiculous, look at B&W or Wilson Audio.


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anyone here like Martin Logans?


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I said some of the best.


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